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National CAS Conference 2016 (June 18, Birmingham University)
18 Apr 2016
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Booking for the 2016 National CAS Conference is now open: BOOK HERE


2016 CAS Annual Teacher Conference

18 June

 "I felt inspired and ready to face the teaching Computing world again."

"The speakers were great and very helpful. They met my objectives and I came away with loads of resources and ideas to take back into my school"

The VENUE

University of Birmingham, Computer Science Building

The DATES

Friday 17th June 6pm - 10.30pm Reception

Details of the pre-conference meet-up activity will be published soon

Saturday 18th June 9am-5pm Conference Day

The PROGRAMME

Friday June 17th

Details of the pre-conference meet-up activity will be published soon

Saturday June 18th

The conference will have its usual mix of plenary sessions, over 40 different workshops, the opportunity to network and take home practical examples of lessons and other resources that you can use in your classroom. There are sessions for both primary and secondary teachers of computing.

 For Example:

  • Primary Control of Physical Systems! A friendly alternative to the dusty corner of the ICT cupboard

  • Computing through Mathematics .. a way to develop higher order thinking skills

  • Pedagogy in Primary computing

  • MicroPython for the Micro:Bit for Absolute Beginners

  • “Phish ‘N’ Chips” – Cyber Security CPD for Teachers

  • Observation as a Primary Concept for the Computational Thinker

  • Making Music with your Micro:Bit

  • Computational Thinking and Digital Literacy

  • Encouraging Responsibility Online Through a Text-Based Adventure Game

  • Equipping Primary Teacher to Let Go

  • Assessing Computational Thinking Skills & Programming Constructs

  • …..and a whole lot more!

 


Guest SPEAKERS

Conrad Wolfram

conradwolframWe are excited to welcome Conrad Wolfram to the CAS conference this year.  Conrad Wolfram has been a prominent proponent of 'Computer-Based Math'- a reform of mathematics education to make greater use of information technology and is the founder of www.computerbasedmath.org.  Conrad will present arguments for the connections between Maths and Computing and the relevance for us all in our classrooms

Conrad Wolfram, physicist, mathematician and technologist, is strategic director and European co-founder/CEO of the Wolfram group of companies. Described as the place where "Computation meets Knowledge" and "The Math Company", the Wolfram Group specializes in pushing boundaries at the intersection of computation, data science, maths, and knowledge, including making Mathematica software, the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge engine (powering knowledge answers for Apple's Siri), the Computable Document Format (CDF) standard and Wolfram Language. All Wolfram technology is now being hybridised to the cloud, including providing private computation cloud installations.

Conrad is also a leading advocate for a fundamental shift of maths education to be computer-based and founded computerbasedmath.org (CBM) to drive implementation of the change. The movement is now a worldwide force in re-engineering the STEM curriculum with early projects in Estonia, Sweden and across Africa.

Conrad regularly appears in the media and as a keynote speaker on subjects ranging from the future of the web to 21st century education. He holds degrees in natural sciences and maths from University of Cambridge, UK


David Malan

davidmalanDavid J. Malan is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Member of the Faculty of Education in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He received his A.B., S.M., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same in 1999, 2004, and 2007, respectively. He teaches Computer Science 50, otherwise known as CS50, which is Harvard University's largest course, Yale University's largest course, and edX's largest MOOC. He also teaches at Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School. All of his courses are available as OpenCourseWare.  His research in graduate school focused primarily on cybersecurity and computer forensics. His more recent publications focus on instructional technologies and pedagogy.

We are thrilled that David can take time out of his busy schedule to present at the CAS conference this year

The Workshop Speakers

In addition, there will be over 40 presentations and workshops from some of our many CAS Master Teachers and other experienced practitioners keen to share their knowledge and understanding with us.

Local ARRANGEMENTS

For all travel and accommodation details please follow this link:  Local information, i.e. hotels, travel etc. 

What DOES IT COST?

£40

NB.  Only payment by credit card can be accepted.

Any QUESTIONS?

For further information email: casconf16@computingatschool.org.uk

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